November 15, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 29

Stories from the November 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW wins Indian dance contest

Men and women danced, jingled and circled around the stage of Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, as GW took first place in the fourth annual Raas Chaos intercollegiate Raas-Garba competition. The event was hosted by GW’s South Asian Society, a group that promotes South Asian culture through performing traditional folk dances originating from the state of […]

Feeling the blues away from home

When the weekend rolls around, many students go dancing at the D.C. clubs or guzzle beers at campus parties. For others, it begins a few restful days of shopping, museum hopping or movie marathons with friends. But for some students, especially those new to campus, the weekends mark one of the loneliest points of the […]

GW looks to contain a ‘special team’

As the GW men’s basketball team closed out its 61-point rout of Randolph Macon College last Wednesday night, it was clear that the 2,752 fans at the Smith Center were ready for the Colonials to face a greater challenge. “We want Wake!” the fans yelled. On Monday night, the GW men’s basketball team will face […]

Column: Making a Wake-up call

The Colonials did their best impression of a college football powerhouse last week. In the process of beating Division III Randolph Macon by eight touchdowns, a field goal and a two-point conversion Wednesday night, GW conjured up glorious images of Oklahoma pounding Bowling Green and Nebraska trouncing Western Illinois. In this age of college football, […]

University hopes new ANC members will be flexible

Three new commissioners will represent the Foggy Bottom and West End communities on a locally elected board beginning in January, giving GW hope for new dialogue with the group. Local residents Anne Savage, James Morris and Vince Micone were elected Nov. 2 to a two-year term on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, a six-member board […]

Powell says U.S. needs more foreign students

Secretary of State Colin Powell said he was concerned about the decline in international students studying in the United States because of stringent American visa procedures in a news conference with college journalists Friday. In a speech and subsequent question-and-answer session, the GW alumnus talked about anti-American sentiment in Europe and declined to directly address […]

Israeli filmmaker discusses Holocaust documentaries

Israeli poet and filmmaker Haim Gouri discussed excerpts from his award-winning documentaries and described how he made films Thursday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs building. A striking scene from one of his documentaries juxtaposed disturbing footage and photographs of poverty, starvation and hardship in the Warsaw ghettos with scenes of celebration at […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s cross country Results from Nov. 13: The Colonials finished in 16th place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Pennsylvania State University. News and Notes: Freshman Michelle Concannon was GW’s top finisher, placing 84th out of 171 runners with a time of 23:27. Men’s cross country Results from Nov. 13: The Colonials finished in 23rd […]

Living the GW dream

Sitting at lunch at a Chinese buffet in Huntington, N.Y., GW alumnus Steve Israel was in a heated discussion with a friend. It was May of 2000, Israel was a town councilman, his friend was the town supervisor and both wanted to be the next executive of Long Island’s Suffolk County. Amid the argument over […]

Business school ahead of schedule

Construction of GW’s new business school is running three weeks ahead of schedule one year after work began. Louis Katz, GW executive vice president and treasurer, said the $56 million dollar project has “been running very smoothly.” The outer structure of the business building has been completely erected and the focus of construction is now […]